Changing work and play - Bandwidth at the EDGE

A proliferation of mobile broadband networks is providing access to the Internet and enterprise core networks at greatly increased speeds, solving bandwidth issues.

Until recently, access could be likened to siphoning ocean water with a straw. Today large network pipelines are here in the form of Wi-Fi, WiMAX, 3G and soon-to-come 4G wireless broadband.

FON, a start-up company in Madrid, intends to create a global federated network of Wi-Fi hotspots. The goal is one million hotspots worldwide by 2010 or earlier.